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Hugo August "Hap" Gruenberg WWI archive, 1917-1972

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-008

Scope and Contents

Consists of the personal ephemera and photographs of Private 1st Class Hugo A. "Happy" Gruenberg of Ambulance Company 167, 117th Sanitary Train, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, American Expeditionary Forces.

The personal ephemera includes Gruenberg's diary kept during 1917-1918; soldier's pay record book; Gruenberg's dog tags and brass key on a leather thong, as well as one pair of regulation leather leggings; photocopied press cuttings of Gruenberg's obituaries and memorial and funeral record books; National Association of Rainbow Division Veterans memorabilia, veteran-related membership cards; and 7 Victrola records, one of which includes a recording of "Rainbow Division March."

The photographs include a variety of unidentified wartime scenes and servicemen (individual photos) and 2 albums containing wartime snapshots with autograph commentary and/or identification; a group photo of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division, taken in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1927; snapshots of family and friends, as well as scenes from the Chelsea, Oklahoma area; a studio portrait of Gruenberg; and a photo album containing snapshots of family and friends, some with autograph identification.

Also included in the archive is the poster "Victory Medal Now Ready".

Dates

  • 1917 - 1972

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift
Title
Hugo August "Hap" Gruenberg WWI archive, 1917-1972
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2014 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)